A British colonist in America who supported the Declaration of Independence (1776)

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Imagine that you are a British colonist in America who supported the Declaration of Independence (1776) and the American Revolution. Like most colonists, when the French and Indian War came to a close in 1763, you were strongly pro-British and quite content as a member of the British imperial family.

What happened between 1763 and 1776 that led you to turn against the A?a ¬A mother countryA?a ¬A??

In your answer you will want to give yourself a fictional identity (e.g., wealthy white merchant from Boston, free black shoemaker from Philadelphia, wealthy slave owner from Virginia, family farmer from Connecticut). In your answer be sure to touch on the following topics: (1) the basic nature of the relationship between the British homeland and the colonies in America in the middle of the eighteenth century; (2) how British success in the French and Indian War (17541763) led to tensions between the mother country and the colonies in America; (3) key changes in British policy towards the colonies from 1763 to 1776; (4) key ways in which colonial responses to British policies and actions promoted a distinct A?a ¬A AmericanA?a ¬A? identity; and (5) major arguments made by colonists in favor of independence.

Relevant class handouts for this question: Virginia Resolutions on the Stamp Act, 1765; Declarations of the Stamp Act Congress, 1765; Common Sense by Thomas Paine, 1776; The Boycott Agreement of Women in Boston, 1770; Association of the New York Sons of Liberty, 1773; The First American Congress Meets, 1774; Connecticut Decries the Boston Port Act, 1774. You may also use any relevant sources from Reading the American Past.
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A British colonist in America who supported the Declaration of Independence (1776)

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Imagine that you are a British colonist in America who supported the Declaration of Independence (1776) and the American Revolution. Like most colonists, when the French and Indian War came to a close in 1763, you were strongly pro-British and quite content as a member of the British imperial family.
What happened between 1763 and 1776 that led you to turn against the a?mother countrya??
In your answer you will want to give yourself a fictional identity (e.g., wealthy white merchant from Boston, free black shoemaker from Philadelphia, wealthy slave owner from Virginia, family farmer from Connecticut). In your answer be sure to touch on the following topics: (1) the basic nature of the relationship between the British homeland and the colonies in America in the middle of the eighteenth century; (2) how British success in the French and Indian War (17541763) led to tensions between the mother country and the colonies in America; (3) key changes in British policy towards the colonies from 1763 to 1776; (4) key ways in which colonial responses to British policies and actions promoted a distinct a?Americana? identity; and (5) major arguments made by colonists in favor of independence.
Relevant class handouts for this question: Virginia Resolutions on the Stamp Act, 1765; Declarations of the Stamp Act Congress, 1765; Common Sense by Thomas Paine, 1776; The Boycott Agreement of Women in Boston, 1770; Association of the New York Sons of Liberty, 1773; The First American Congress Meets, 1774; Connecticut Decries the Boston Port Act, 1774. You may also use any relevant sources from Reading the American Past.